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Feature Req: Export should not flag TIF image as 'modified'

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This is an irritation that I hope is easy to fix. When I export an image the current project is marked as 'modified', so when I attempt to close the project I am confronted with a 'file has been modified' dialog.

To reproduce:

  • Open a TIF (not a JPEG) image file (File | Open)
  • Export the image as JPEG (File | Export...)
  • See that the TIF is now flagged as 'Modified'
  • Close the image (File | Close), and see that I now have to save the 'changes'

This gets irritating when I am working on many images.

Thanks for listening!

Kerry

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Confirmed here. Not sure why or how AP sees the TIF file as being modified, when the only action was to open, export to a different format. Makes no sense to me.


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This has been discussed before, and I'm sure there's another feature request for it.

But to explain it: Look at the History panel. Exporting adds an entry to the History, and the presence of a history entry after the last Save means the document is considered modified.


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In that case I have to wonder why exporting from a JPEG does NOT add an entry to the History panel. (Not that I am advocating that it should :-)

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1 hour ago, kerryland said:

In that case I have to wonder why exporting from a JPEG does NOT add an entry to the History panel. (Not that I am advocating that it should :-)

I don't have APhoto installed at the moment and likely am not remembering correctly, but I think the dirty document flag happens upon an export when the file format changes at an export. 

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5 hours ago, kerryland said:

why exporting from a JPEG does NOT add an entry to the History panel

Unlike JPEG, TIFF can also store additional layer and operation information, not just pure image data. Perhaps this is why the export information is handled differently when processed.


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6 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

This has been discussed before

 

 


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This has been discussed before

Excellent. That means other people have also been frustrated by this behaviour. Perhaps this will motivate Serif to fix it :-)

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